After napping up at the lake, we decided to head down. Along the way, we ran into a group of Jeeps who were trying to drive up to the lake. Anthony talked to them quite a bit about their Jeeps and we watched them plow through some snow. It was pretty impressive to watch!
A little while later, down the hill, Anthony rolled his ankle but very conveniently, the Jeeps were on their way back down and we hitched a ride back to our car.
Time to get back to our campground!
When we got back to our site, we learned that the campground manager had accidentally given us a spot that was already taken. Fortunately, the campers we ended up sharing with were a very nice older couple who were there with their grandson, and were staying in a camper, so we were able to use the tent space and we just shared a campfire and chatted with them. Worked out well, despite the double-booking!
We also stopped by the Mount Princeton Hot Springs for a bit—and weren’t too impressed. We’d been to Glenwood Springs in the winter and that was really cool, but hot springs on a hot day aren’t actually that nice. The facilities were nice enough, but it was like taking a hot bath in the hot sun, and we couldn’t stay in long.
After the hot springs we cooked some dinner and tucked in for the night!
The next morning we went to St Elmo–we’d actually been there the day before and fed the chimpmunks, but we wanted to do it again and see more of the town (we’d only stopped in for directions to Pomeroy Lakes). I LOVE the chimpmunks! You can buy seeds for $0.50 and they will crawl all over you to eat them–and so will the ground squirrels! They all move so fast it was hard to get photos of them, but it was a lot of fun!
After that we walked around the town, which was really neat, though Anthony’s ankle prevented us from going far. Then it was time to head home!